Are Poodles Good Guard Dogs?

Unfortunately, Poodles don’t have the instincts needed to be good guard dogs.

There is a difference between guard dogs and watchdogs. A guard dog needs a certain amount of aggression, while a watchdog may alert you to potential intruders.

Whether a Poodle mix will be a decent guard dog will usually depend on what kind of mix it is. Let’s explore some Poodle mixes that may be a good guard dogs.

Can Poodle Mixes Be Good Guard Dogs?

The Aussiedoodle is a mix of a Poodle with an Australian Shepherd. The Australian Shepherd’s instincts and abilities as a sheepdog make it effective as a watchdog.

1. Aussiedoodle

The cross between a Poodle and a Great Pyrenees results in a Pyredoodle. The Great Pyrenees is an enormous dog with excellent guard dog abilities.

2. Pyredoodle

A Weimardoodle is a mix of a Poodle with a Weimaraner, a large hunting dog. As the Weimaraner is an excellent watchdog, a Weimardoodle is likely to have similar abilities.

3. Weimardoodle

A Dalmatian mixed with Poodle results in a Dalmadoodle. Dalmations are large dogs that some people successfully keep as watchdogs and guard dogs.

4. Dalmadoodle

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